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>> glor: tonight, deep-freeze deja vu. for the third time this month, much of the country plunges back into the icebox. we will take a look at one of the worst and what comes next. >> darion marcus aguilar is the shooter. >> glor: maryland police announce the name of the 19- year-old behind yesterday's mall shooting, but why did he do it? jeff pegues reports. >> more than 300 sickened on a cruise ship, terrell brown tells us the center for disease control is now investigating. and the super bowl battle, one week away, don dahler says host new jersey believes new york is getting too much of the credit. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, everyone, jeff glor with the western edition of the broadcast, and the bitter cold
feels like a broken record. more arctic air is set to blast across the midwest, south and northeast this week. in chicago, where the temperatures are expected to reach 11 below tomorrow and not get above zero until wednesday, public school has already been canceled tomorrow, 400,000 students affected. this is royalton, minnesota, a blizzard is already on the ground there, a blizzard warning has been issued in four states, including minnesota, north dakota, south dakota, and iowa. the national weather service says this will be the most severe storm of the season. with more we are joined by eric fisher, chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz, and eric here we go again. >> it does sound like a broken record here, jeff, unbelievable cold, not a lot of falling snow but gusts of 50 miles per hour, a lot of blowing and drifting snow and wind chills as cold as 50 below zero. that gets into life threatening territory, really a time we have to stay indoors as much as possible.
>> timing out some of those wind chills as we head into the timing out some of those wind chills as we head into the overnight and tomorrow morning, feeling like 20 below in chicago, 43 below zero in fargo, 30 below zero in minneapolis, and as we head tomorrow morning, feels like ten in nashville, 18 in little rock, headed southward, jeff. >> glor: and even further south, look at the prospect of snow in new orleans? >> it sounds crazy but true, these are winter storm watches that are up now, anywhere from the gulf coast right on down to the water from southeast texas clear over to north carolina, not just snow but freezing rain and sleet as we head toward tuesday morning we time this out in the i-10 corridor you notice right down to the gulf of mexico itself stretching across georgia and into south and west carolina and on wednesday morning this will wrap up and move off to to the east but pretty significant totals, when one to three inches an hour is falling, accompanied by sleet and freezing rain and this is the area to watch, north carolina, south carolina, this trend is a little further west, we can talk big total for places that don't often deal with it.
>> eric fisher, thank you very much. the legal struggle over a pregnant brain-dead texas woman ended today, with announcement from the hospital, anna werner in dallas has the latest. >> reporter: marlis munoz was removed from a breathing machine at 11:30 this morning at john peters smith hospital in fort worth. the hospital said it would not appeal a judges order to have that woman removed. the hospital had said it was following a texas law prohibiting the prohibiting of life sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient but the attorneys said that did not apply to ms. munoz because the doctors already determined she was braindead, a family attorney said the family will now finally be able to complete what has been an unbearably long and arduous journey. anna werner, cbs news, dallas. >> maryland police are putting together a profile of darion marcus aguilar, the 19-year-old gunman who killed
two people in a shopping mall outside of baltimore yesterday before killing himself. jeff pegues is there tonight with the latest, jeff. >> reporter: jeff, investigators who have been trying to pin down a reason for this murder, so far they don't have one, they have gone through evidence in the suspect's home including a journal. late today bill mcmahon the police chief leading the investigation told us they still don't know why the suspect darion marcus aguilar opened fire on the columbia mall. does this open up the possibility that perhaps this is an angry customer who walked in and started firing? >> i think it is all possible, again, we are just over 24 hours into this. >> reporter: shortly after 10:00 a.m. on saturday investigators believe aguilar was dropped off by a taxi and walked into the upper level of the mall, staying there for several minutes and then they say he took an escalator downstairs before going back up. that's where the shooting fan at about 11:15 a.m.
inside and outside the zumiez store, witnesses say the two victims, store employees, 21- year-old brianna benlolo and 25- year-old tyler johnson were shot and killed. aguilar lived in this college park, maryland home with his mother, approximately four blocks from benlolo's home, investigators say he was a loner. when they searched the house law enforcement forces say they recovered a journal with entries that suggested aguilar had been unhappy with his life. the weapon, a mossberg 12-gauge shotgun similar to this one was sold from a licensed dealer in maryland in december in a state with some of the toughest gun laws in the country, after the newtown shootings, state legislators enacted new gun laws, including a ban on the sale of all ak-47 style weapons, and magazines holding more than ten bullets. the 19 year old suspect legally purchased the most powerful weapon he could buy. the same type of weapon used in the navy-yard shootings last year. so far, investigators have not
found a direct link to the shooting victims as police tried to determine why it happened. investigators are trying to determine if the suspect assembled that shotgun once he got inside the mall or if he carried it in in that backpack. jeff, that is the backpack that also had crude homemade explosives inside. >> glor: jeff pegues, thank you very much. former nsa contractor edward snowden is expanding his claims about the extent of n.s.a. surveillance overseas. charlie d'agata has details of the interview on german television. >> reporter: edward snowden leveled his latest accusation that america's national security agency, the n.s.a. has been spying on foreign companies too. >> that is the n.s.a., spying on siemens, on other successful german countries to prevail to have the advantage of knowing what is going on in the scientific and economic world. >> i don't want to preempt the
editorial decisions of journalists, but what i will say is there is no question that the u.s. is engaged in economic spying. if this information as seimens they think would be beneficial to the national interests, not the national security of the united states, they will go after that information and will take it. >> reporter: snowden told the german broadcaster is no longer in possession of any n.s.a. documents, what he had he has already given out to a few select journalists. the interview took place in russia, when he has been granted temporary asylum, today his legal advisors says it is unlikely snowden will return to the u.s. to face felony charges without a guarantee of amnesty. but attorney general eric holder said it is not a question of no harm, no foul. while the u.s. is open to negotiations he said, granting snowden amnesty would be going too far. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london.
>> glor: a defense official proposed the u.s. carried out an air strike on a suspected military leader near balance way in somalia the leader was not immediately identified but he reportedly had tied to al-shabab. the official could not immediately confirm the results of that strike. premium delivers the president obama delivers the annual state of the union address to a joint session of congress on tuesday night. and today press secretary jay carney said the presidency 2014 is a year of action. the speech will be followed by no fewer than three republican responses. to talk about all of this we are joined tonight by alex burns of politico. alex, first of all, the notion that this could be a year of action, what does that mean and is that possible? >> jeff, in the context of the state of the union, a year of action really means for the president a year of contrast, democrats are expecting barack obama to use this speech to set up the big differences between the two parties, heading into the 2014 elections, of what they view as sort of a robust executive energy, focus on
issues of economic fairness and income inequality versus a very slow-moving gridlock congressional republican caucus, there is no issue that is more obvious i think than the issue of immigration, which the white house would like to see move off the back burner. >> glor: a lot of immigration reform right now. the three g.o.p. responses what does that tell us? >> it certainly tells us the days when a political party could designate a single spokesperson, in this case, republican congresswoman kathy rogers as their one and only message deliverer for the state of the union aftermath are over, we are now in a time when a person like rand paul, the senator of kentucky or mike lee from utah, someone with his own agenda and brand can go out there and deliver his own message, push his own issues and probably muddy the party's message in the process. >> glor: alex from politico, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> glor: the royal caribbean cruise line says it's explorer of the seas ship returned two
days early, from the outbreak that sickened more than 300 passengers and crew, federal health investigators boarded the ship on the u.s. virgin islands and terrell brown has more. >> reporter: one passenger aboard this ship tweeted about her illness, "all aboard the fun ship," she said, "yep, i am sick." the explorer of the seas cruise ship scene in this youtube video departing the bahamas last spring had to make an emergency stop yesterday after reports of volume omitting and diarrhea from passengers. according to the c.d.c. nearly 300 of the ship's 3,000 passengers and about 20 crew members became ill. dr. william schaffner of strand vanderbuilt university medical school says it appears to be norvirus. >> passengers can bring this virus on board, it is so highly transmittable that it spreads readily from person to person in this confined population that interacts so closely.
>> reporter: norovirus is fairly common but this incident comes at a time when there is increased attention on the cruise ship i have. high profile mishaps like the carnival triumph made headlines when the ship lost power and stranded 4,200 passengers for days. in a statement to cbs news today, royal caribbean said, "during its sailing, explorer of the seas has experienced an elevated number of persons with a gastrointestinal illness, those affected by the short- lived illness have responded well to over-the-counter medication, being administered on board the ship." the c.d.c. has a vessel sanitation program and sent a health officer to the ship to figure out the cause of the illnesses. for now, royal caribbean plans to use special cleaning products designed to kill norovirus for the rest of the voyage. terrell brown, cbs news, new york. >> glor: the price of a first- class stamp is officially three cents more as of today. forty-nine cents up from forty- six. the u.s. postal service is trying to add revenue after losing five billion to competing carriers and the internet. later, what is next for the markets after last week's drop?
>> glor: one week from today the seahawks and broncos will meet in super bowl 48, there is already another contest taking place that is just about as bitter as the weather. here is don dahler. >> reporter: the teams are arriving at a new jersey airport, will stay at new jersey hotels, and will play in a new jersey stadium, but new jersey senators say you wouldn't know that from the nfl's publicity. >> i don't know how many of you have seen the official super bowl 48 program, but here it is. and in the distance, you see the tip of jersey city. >> every time i turn on the tv they talk about a football game being played in new york. >> reporter: the nfl's response? this region is able to host an
event of the magnitude of the super bowl because of the unprecedented support and cooperation between the leadership of new jersey, new york, and the city of new york. metlife stadium is in east rutherford, the borough's mayor is jim cassella. >> the nfl could have used new jersey in their promotion as lot more. terry bradshaw should have stood up and i will see you next week in new jersey. >> reporter: with a week to go, this is the activity on east rutherford street. and this is time square. new york has closed 13 blocks of broadway and is turning it into super bowl boulevard, 400,000 football fans are expected to blitz hotels, restaurants, and souvenir stores. robert boland teaches sports management at new york university. financially, who is going to benefit more from this, new jersey or new york? >> new york stands to reap the bigger share of the benefits, if you are talking about a $600 million local benefit, new york would probably reach somewhere between two-thirds and three quarters of it.
>> i am embarrassed. >> reporter: if the state known for the recent traffic jam scandal, the jersey shore and the sopranos was holding the super bowl would help it's image senator menendez says "fugidaboutit". >> with respect to my friends across the hudson this is new jersey's game. what new jersey does offer visitors to the hotels on its side of the hudson river this week are unparalleled views of new york. don dahler, cbs news, new york.
>> glor: the stock market will >> glor: the stock market will open tomorrow coming off its worse week in two years since november 2011, the dow is off 318 points and down three and a half percent for the week. we are joined by cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger, jill, always good to see you. >> it doesn't sound like much but in context it is a lot given what has been happening in the market in such a great run. what happened and what should we be worried. >> no panic yet. that was confluence of negative
factors, first a manufacturing report out of china that showed that the chinese economy appeared to be cooling off a lot quicker than people thought, there is a big deal. china is the second largest economy in the world, what happens there has big ripple effects across the globe. there are also these isolated and very dramatic events happening in certain emerging markets like argentina, as well as turkey, as well as russia, and this selloff in these emerging markets got people quite jittery and fareful of some of the riskier markets that have been doing quite well over the last ten years, here in the u.s. we got some disappointing earnings from blue chip companies and put it all together and we has a nasty week of a selloff. >> nasty week last week, what happens this week? >> big week on the economic calendar, a lot to keep us occupied, a lot on the housing market, personal income and spending and a reading on the nation's fourth quarter growth rate, that could be very important, but the biggest event will be on wednesday, it is last federal reserve meeting under ben bernanke. if the central bank chooses to do something new or accelerate a
game plan for reducing its bond purchases this could have a major impact on markets. >> >> glor: as we look back, how are you assessing the bernanke legacy right now? >> it has been a crazy time like the seven years he has been heading the central bank have been so enormously impactful and what the fed has done in their minds is we saved the financial system, now, there are many critics who say they have done so with these really strange tools that are going to come back and haunt us and maybe create inflation and others say they did a fantastic job but love them or hate them he certainly will be a key and instrumental fed chairman in the 100 year history of the central bank. >> glor: jill, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> glor: a peace gesture from the pope took an unexpected turn in st. peter's square today, take a look as the pope called dialogue in ukraine, released two doves, with an immediately attacked by a seagull and a crow. the doves eventually flew away, it is not known what happened to them.
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>> glor: exercise can help people of all ages, including aging seniors but tonight carter evans shows us one gym that is much more than preventing heart attacks, they are trying to ward off any kind of attack. >> one, two -- >> reporter: this isn't your granddaughter's aerobics class. >> one, two, three. >> there you go. >> reporter: call it a new twist. >> be careful. >> reporter: on an old art form. cane-fu. >> the fitness equation is turned on its head. >> reporter: merino is head of "nifty after 50." developed a class with a simple goal. >> you can actually make a senior feel, powerful with something that normally represents frailty. >> they see a senior, oh, poor thing. >> reporter: berta maberry is 77 and anything but frail. >> i walk like this. >> reporter: the exercise itself
is also a weapon, helping to prevent falls which every year send more than two million seniors to the emergency room. according to the centers for disease control, only 35 percent of americans over 65 are considered physically fit. the aches and pains take their toll says 81-year-old julianne gooselaw. >> i fell and broke my pelle industries and a knee replacement a year ago. >> reporter: but with regular visits to the gym. >> now i can almost go a mile on the treadmill where i couldn't do that a year ago but i can now. i am stronger now than then. >> just imagine, we are blocking someone's punch here. >> reporter: stronger. >> it makes me feel young and gives me more energy. >> reporter: and safer says 74- year-old kim bogue, with cane fu. >> you are protecting yourself. if not, what happens? you let them get to you. no way. >> reporter: it is a boon for them. >> i can fight back. >> reporter: not so much for those trying to mess with them. >> let's go. ankle, ankle. >> there we go.
>> reporter: carter evans, cbs news. los angeles. >> glor: that is the cbs evening news tonight. later on cbs, 60 minutes, followed by the grammys. i am jeff glor, cbs news in new york, scott pelley will be here tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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